When you grow green beans in your garden, you’re always looking for fresh ideas on how to prepare them. This Neapolitan Green Beans recipe is an all-time favorite. I love the snap of fresh green beans enhanced with garlic, fresh garden tomatoes, and a bit of heat with red pepper.
1 tablespoons olive oil
3 medium cloves garlic thinly sliced
1 teaspoon coarse salt
1/4 teaspoon crushed red pepper flakes
2 medium plum tomatoes cored and cut into 1/4-inch dice
1 1/2 pounds string beans trimmed and washed, but not dried
1 large sprig fresh basil
- Combine the olive oil, garlic, salt, and pepper flakes in a medium saucepan.
- Add the tomatoes and green beans. Place over medium-low heat and cook, covered, stirring occasionally, for 15 minutes.
- Add the basil, and cook, covered, for 5 minutes more. Serve hot or at room temperature.
Halved cherry tomatoes can be used instead of diced.
- Prep Time: 5 minutes
- Cook Time: 20 minutes
- Category: Side
- Method: Cook
- Cuisine: Italian
- Calories: 63 calories
- Sugar: 2 g
- Sodium: 757 mg
- Fat: 2 g
- Carbohydrates: 10 g
- Fiber: 2 g
Keywords: green beans, fresh beans, tomato, pepper, garlic, side dish, summer, vegetables